Californian native Ariel Dill is a joyfully-brash sophisticate painter… At first glance her works are beautiful and loose - a drunk sorority girl stereotype. Look harder and their depth and complexity shines through – the same woman in class the next day.
Dill begins her paintings by getting outside of herself. In her shop-front studio in Queens, she races through sheets and sheets of automatic drawings – ‘unthinking doodles’ that allow in new formal and color compositions.
From here, she transfers and translates into lush, abstract paintings. The variations are energetic and boundless. Hard-edge biomorphic shapes rest on brushy grounds – the colors combinations are ‘wrong,’ they surprise the eye and keep it moving – pushing forward the hunt for familiar forms.